The Real History behind The Story
The primary sources of information about the Jaredite people, their migration to North America in a region of ‘many waters’, around 2200 BCE, their success and growth to millions, their many struggles and at last their total destruction, the records concerning their last survivor, are known as the Book of Ether, the Book of Omni and the Book of Mosiah, and mentions in various other similar records commonly available to us.
Actual dates and places are a subject for debate among those who study and accept these books as historical records discovered and translated in the early 19 th century and published in the USA, for the benefit of all who would consider them important.
The clues and notes, particularly about the years at the end of the life of Coriantumr, the last legitimate king of ‘the people from the tower who came across the waters’ and other proximate characters provide a rich and intriguing background for a fictional account of this real and controversial figure and those he might well have known and influenced, or might have influenced him.
Ether’s record, as yet largely untranslated is considered by growing numbers around the world to exist and be available as a warning to the races and generations who come to North America, and whose liberty is considered by many to be requisite for the continuation of this free nation, whose history is still being written and sadly, rewritten.
Archaeologists and others are continually seeking, finding and examining the traces of many ancient civilizations in this continent, including the extremely tall mound builders who are believed to have developed a string of copper mines and built a great culture around the Great Lakes, apparently around the time described in these records. Intriguing are the information available and the large gaps of portions of the timeline, and the speculative presumptions by many concerning the eventual end of the man Coriantumr and possible remnants of his people, and many have put a lot of effort into understanding. One thing is often more compelling for a novel than information, and that is gaps in information to connect the clues.
There are those who believe Coriantumr died without ever ‘repenting’ to save his people, although there is no available record of the end of his life. Bad guy? He was, after all, the only documented person who tried to stop the war, and led as many people as he could, away from approaching destruction. What if he had a lot of time alone to consider his follies and his fate, and the loss of his race, and then spent his last ‘9 moons’ with pretty good people? Worth considering? Maybe there’s hope for us all.
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